Dorinamaria Carka specializes in computational solid mechanics, fracture, and modeling of multifunctional, smart materials such as ferroelectrics and ferromagnetics at different length scales. Her research focus has been on the computational modeling and fracture mechanics of ductile and ferroelectric materials. She is interested in modeling coupled multiphysics phenomena occurring in materials that combine electric and magnetic properties in order to better understand and promote the design of advanced nanoscale systems and devices.

Prior to joining the NYIT’s mechanical engineering department, Carka served as a postdoctoral scholar at the Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems Engineering Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in engineering mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin, and her M.Sc. in mechanical engineering at the University of Thessaly in Greece.


  • Li X., Carka D., Liang C-Y, Sepulveda A., Keller S., Khalili P., Carman G., Lynch C., (2015). Strain-mediated 180° perpendicular magnetization switching of a single domain multiferroic structure,” Journal of Applied Physics, 118, 014101.
  • Carka D., Gallagher JA, Lynch C. S., (2014). “Phase Energy Determined from Stress and Electric-Field-Induced Phase Transformations in [011] C Cut 0.24 PIN-PMN-PT Single Crystals,” Crystals 4 (3), 377-389.
  • Carka D., McMeeking R.M., Landis C.M., (2012). “A Note on the Path-Dependence of the J-Integral near a Stationary Crack in an Elastic-Plastic Material with Finite Deformation,”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 79 (4): 044502-044502-2. doi:0.1115/1.4006255
  • Carka D., Mear M.E., Landis C.M., (2011). “The Dirichlet-to-Neumann Map for Two-Dimensional Crack Problems,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 200, 1263-1271.
  • Carka D., Landis C.M., (2011). “On the Path-Dependence of the J-integral Near a Stationary Crack in an Elastic-Plastic Material,” Journal of Applied Mechanics, 78, 011006.

Honors + Awards

  • Max L. Williams Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Mechanics of Solids, Structures, and Materials

Courses I Teach/Have Taught at NYIT

  • MENG 310: Introduction to Material Science

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